Remember that interview I did a few weeks ago where I said I "couldn't give a fig" about exercising? Not only do I not like to exercise for exercise's sake, apparently pulling out that little idiom is all it took for me to think of a very specific food for a solid week. Unsurprisingly, that food was figs.
If your only exposure to this fall fruit is in Newton form, than it's time to try something new! Figs are wonderfully flavorful when they're not in a processed and packaged cookie. We're almost at the end of fresh fig season, but I did see some in the store as late as last week. Start your fig journey with these five recipes - two savory, two sweet, and one cocktail. Any would make a sophisticated addition to your Thanksgiving offerings.
I love the layered look of these elegant Fig and Wafer Pastries.
For a delicious appetizer, serve Baked Goat Cheese Stuffed Figs (blue cheese would be a great alternative!)
More goat cheese, but this time with some steak - Stuffed Figs with Sirloin.